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"I just fell in love with that idea [of a chatelaine] and dug up an antique. That’s actually a Victorian piece, but we repurposed it and just made it a kind of dramatic bit of swag." —TD

MS Theodoran
Book of CHATELAINES - Utility to Glorious Extravagance | From a unique collection of vintage more jewelry at https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/more-jewelry-watches/more-jewelry/ Victorian Jewelry, Victorian Fashion, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Fashion, Victorian Era, Edwardian, Vintage Costumes, Vintage Costume Jewelry, Vintage Outfits

About Chatelaines are decorative and useful waist-hung items that are both practical and decorative, which recreate the concept of the medieval chatelaine or lady of the castle wearing her keys at her waist. An extraordinary range is illustrated and described in detail with 300 in colour and 190 black & white illustrations for watches, fans, purses, perfume bottles, keys and spectacles. The period in the mid to late 19th century was when the fashion was at its peak and this comprehensive…

Darcy Howe
Curiosity du Jour: Inside Out Handbags of Yore Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Silver Jewelry, Georgian Jewelry, Silver Pin, Thimbles, Lalique, Household Items, Vintage Sewing

Empty a woman’s handbag inside out and you’ve got the right idea about the chatelaine. Before purses were a woman’s primary accessory, this curious contraption that fell into the annals of fashion obscurity over time, once commonly served to carry her daily armour. Designed very much like a tool belt worn at the waist, the chatelaine…


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